Gliomas Treatment Cost In Malaysia

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The Type of Cancer Found in the Brain's Glial Cells is Called a Glioma.

Glial cells are also known as gluey cells. They are found around nerve cells and help function the nervous system.

The signs and symptoms of glioma are different for different types, which mainly include -

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Weakness
  • Numbness of extremities

The treatment of glioma depends upon the patient's type, location, and health.

The treatment comprises Surgical Extraction, Chemotherapy, and Radiation Therapy.

Molecular Drug Therapy is also being used nowadays.

Sometimes a combination of more than one is done.

Palliative care is required to subside the symptoms and maintenance of bodily functions.

Gliomas Treatment cost in Malaysia is between USD 10800 to USD 13200. Patient has to stay in the hospital for 3 days and outside the hospital for 12 days. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.

Inclusions in the package

The cost of Glioma includes:

  • Preoperative diagnostic tests cost, some of which may include [Neurological examination, imaging tests- X-ray, CT Scan, MRI, Biopsy, etc.]

  • Surgery cost (Depends upon the type and size of the tumour and the extent to which the tumour has spread)

  • Post-Operative cost (there might be a need for Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy before or post-surgery)

  • Medicines 

  • Patient's hospital stay 

Note - High-grade gliomas can are often resistant or can return after the treatment. Treatment for recurred gliomas is different from the treatments used for initial treatment. 

Factors affecting cost of Gliomas Treatment

The overall cost of the procedure also varies based on the patient's condition and preferences. Some of these factors are:

  • Type of hospital and room opted (General, Twin sharing, or single room)

  • The stage and type of cancer

  • Patients may require repeated investigation through PET CT and related tests  Post-surgery / Chemotherapy / Radiation Therapy

  • Any additional tests may be required, such as ECG or blood tests

  • An extended stay at the Hospital (Generally, the stay is around 2-5 days)

  • Cost of Accommodation during follow-ups, in case the patient is not a local resident [may take longer duration in case of chemotherapy or radiotherapy sessions]

Cost related to Gliomas Treatment in Malaysia

Listing approximate price of Gliomas Treatment and some related procedures. The prices may change depending upon the centers and condition of the patient.

Treatment name Cost range
Gliomas Treatment USD 9600 to USD 14400

Frequently asked questions related to expenses that most patients have when planing for Gliomas Treatment.

What is the cost of tests for Glioma treatment?

Before Glioma treatment, certain tests are done, including MRI, CT scans, and stereotactic biopsy. Usually, these test costs are covered in the package. 

Is the pharmacy and medicine cost included in the package?

All the medicines are included in the package when the patient is hospitalized. Any medicines bought outside the hospital will not be covered in the package. 

How long the patient has to stay in the hospital after Glioma treatment?

A typical hospital stay after the surgery is two to five days. The stay can be longer depending on the condition of the patient. A day after the surgery, an MRI or CT scan is performed to identify the success. The patient should visit the surgeon every three to six months during the first two years after the treatment and then once a year after that.

How much does Gliomas cost in different countries?

For patients planning to travel abroad it is useful to know the price in destinations popular with medical travellers. The price for Gliomas in different countries is approximately:

  • India USD 4800 to USD 7200
  • Turkey USD 14864 to USD 22296
  • Thailand USD 17600 to USD 26400
  • Germany USD 20000 to USD 30000
  • Israel USD 22400 to USD 33600
  • Singapore USD 33600 to USD 50400

List of Centers for Gliomas Treatment in Malaysia

Popular Cities in Malaysia for Gliomas Treatment are:

Doctors for Gliomas Treatment in Malaysia

The doctor recommended for treating glioma are Neurosurgeons and Head and Neck Surgeons.

Listing popular specialists:

Dr. Chee Chee Pin

Dr. Chee Chee Pin

Consultant, 38 years of experience

Gleneagles Hospital, Kuala LumpurLocation

Brain surgery Clot removal Aneurysm repair Tumor removal.

Dr. Tan Wei Chean

Dr. Tan Wei Chean

Consultant, 19 years of experience

Gleneagles Hospital Kota KinabaluLocation

Spine surgery Pain management

 Mr. B. Gunasekaran

Mr. B. Gunasekaran

Consultant, 40 years of experience

Gleneagles Hospital, PenangLocation

Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Mr. K. Ravindran Katheerayson

Mr. K. Ravindran Katheerayson

Consultant, 30 years of experience

Gleneagles Hospital, PenangLocation

Brain & Spine surgery

Dr. Azmin Kass Bin Rosman

Dr. Azmin Kass Bin Rosman

Director, 34 years of experience

ParkCity Medical Centre, Kuala LumpurLocation

Peripheral and Autonomic Nervous System, Functional Disorders, Epilepsy Surgery, Complex Cerebrovascular Surgery, Complex Spine Surgery

Mr. Yoong Meow Foong

Mr. Yoong Meow Foong

Consultant, 30 years of experience

Gleneagles Hospital, PenangLocation

Neurosurgery.

Dr. Devaraj a/l Pancharatnam

Dr. Devaraj a/l Pancharatnam

Consultant, 18 years of experience

Gleneagles Hospital Medini JohorLocation

Cervical and Lumbar Spine surgery Neuro –Oncology Traumatic brain Injury Complex Spine surgery

Dr. Benedict Marius Selladurai

Dr. Benedict Marius Selladurai

Consultant, 50 years of experience

Ara Damansara Medical Centre, SelangorLocation

Brain Tumors, Epilepsy Skull Base Tumors Spinal Tumors Stroke Trigeminal Neuralgia

Dr. Halili Bin Rahmat

Dr. Halili Bin Rahmat

Consultant, 44 years of experience

Ara Damansara Medical Centre, SelangorLocation

Brain Tumors Neurological Disorders Stroke

Dr. Ravindran A/L Vashu

Dr. Ravindran A/L Vashu

Consultant, 19 years of experience

Pantai Hospital, AmpangLocation

Peripheral Nerve Surgery Pituitary Surgery Brain Tumour Excision

Dr. Sukumar S.

Dr. Sukumar S.

Consultant, 38 years of experience

Pantai Hospital, AmpangLocation

Nervous system disorder Headache Brain tumor Brain surgery

Dr. Gunasegaran Thangaveloo

Dr. Gunasegaran Thangaveloo

Consultant, 24 years of experience

Pantai Hospital KlangLocation

Dementia Neurology Brain cancer Paralysis Brain tumor Nerve surgery

Dr. Lee Foo Chiang

Dr. Lee Foo Chiang

Consultant, 30 years of experience

Sunway Medical Centre, SelangorLocation

Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery.

Dr. Ravi S Krishnapillai

Dr. Ravi S Krishnapillai

Consultant, 30 years of experience

Sunway Medical Centre, SelangorLocation

Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery.

Dr. Wong Fung Chu

Dr. Wong Fung Chu

Consultant, 35 years of experience

Sunway Medical Centre, SelangorLocation

Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery.

Dr. Muruga Kumar Rajoo

Dr. Muruga Kumar Rajoo

Consultant, 33 years of experience

Pantai Hospital Kuala LumpurLocation

Brain aneurysm surgery Gamma knife surgery Spine surgery Skull base surgery

Dr. Selvapragasam T.

Dr. Selvapragasam T.

Consultant, 48 years of experience

Pantai Hospital Kuala LumpurLocation

Cranio-Spinal Surgery Ablation Stereotactic therapy Spinal surgery Traumatic brain & spine surgery Neurosurgical disorders Cervical spondylosis Lumbar spondylosis Spinal tumours/ lesions

Dr Kamalanathan Palaniandy

Dr Kamalanathan Palaniandy

Senior Consultant, 20 years of experience

Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh, MalaccaLocation

Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery, Interventional Spine, Pain Management and Chronic Pain.

Dr Sani Bin Sayuthi

Dr Sani Bin Sayuthi

Senior Consultant, 20 years of experience

Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh, MalaccaLocation

Brain surgery, Epilepsy Surgery and Spine surgery.

Dr. Gurmit Singh

Dr. Gurmit Singh

Consultant, 28 years of experience

Subang Jaya Medical Centre, Subang JayaLocation

Micro neurosurgery, Neuroendoscopy, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Brain and Spine trauma.

Success Rate

The survival rate of glioma cases is highly variable, depending upon many factors.

There are a few types of gliomas with a five-year survival rate of less than 10%, and some cases can survive for more than five years.

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